After last nights drinks at Miyakobashi Shotengai Street, we decided it best to have a little lie-in before hitting the town.
Now, there was once spot I really wanted to visit since we arrived in Yokohama and that is the Sankeien Garden that opened over a hundred years ago.
Now, the thing that makes this garden so special isn’t just how gorgeous it looks, but it’s also the historic buildings and history that it houses within its grounds.
You see, tea houses, a daimyo and the oldest wooden pagoda in this region (Which was saved from Kyoto’s old Tomyoji Temple).
There are even a few houses from Kyoto that date back hundreds of years.
It’s one of those places you just have to visit when in Yokohama, even if the weather is swelteringly hot. Even the ravens were trying to cool off in the shade!
After a little wander around the Shunsoro, Tenjuin and the Main Hall of Old Tomyoli, we decided to take the short ramble towards the wooden pagoda upon the hill.
Now, this might not look like a fair distance to ramble, but in sweltering heat and humidity, it kind of felt like an eternity. That being said, it was totally worth it to see.
The Wooden Pagoda is just so typically Japanese and to beautiful to miss up when exploring the city.
Plus, on most days at 2 pm, the gardens have a free English speaking tour so you won’t have to rely on Google Translate to decipher all the texts for you.